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Old 6th March 2020, 01:29 PM
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“ Lucas Baird
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Mar 6, 2020 — 12.40pm


Qantas has announced another set of capacity cuts on its Asian services due to the coronavirus outbreak, while the Transport Workers Union pressures the airline over its duty of care to workers.
The cuts start Monday and include the cancellation of eight return flights between Sydney and Hong Kong; five return services between Sydney and Sapporo; and another five return flights between Melbourne and Auckland.
Brisbane-Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne-Tokyo (Narita) and Sydney-Osaka (Kansai) are also affected”

https://www.afr.com/companies/transp...0200306-p547g5
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Old 6th March 2020, 09:17 PM
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The 3 weekly Sydney to Sapporo flights are ending early on 16 March, 2020 instead of 29 March, 2020.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...ce-adjustment/
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Old 10th March 2020, 09:36 AM
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QANTAS GROUP UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

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The Qantas Group has announced further cuts to its international flying, reducing capacity by almost a quarter for the next six months.

The latest cuts follow the spread of the Coronavirus into Europe and North America over the past fortnight, as well as its continued spread through Asia, which has resulted in a sudden and significant drop in forward travel demand.

These additional changes will bring the total international capacity reduction for Qantas and Jetstar from 5 per cent to 23 per cent versus the same time last year and extend these cuts until mid-September 2020.

The biggest reductions remain focussed on Asia (now down 31 per cent compared with the same period last year). Capacity reductions to the United States (down 19 per cent), the UK (down 17 per cent) and Trans-Tasman (down 10 per cent) will also be made in line with forward booking trends.

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Rather than exit routes altogether, Qantas will use smaller aircraft and reduce the frequency of flights to maintain overall connectivity.

This approach results in eight of the airline’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, grounded until mid-September. A further two A380s are undergoing scheduled heavy maintenance and cabin upgrades, leaving two of its A380s flying.

In response to strong customer demand for the direct Perth-London service, the existing Sydney-Singapore-London return service (QF1 and QF2) will be temporarily re-routed to become a Sydney-Perth-London service from 20 April.

The start of Qantas’ new Brisbane-Chicago route will be delayed from 15 April to mid-September.

Jetstar will make significant cuts to its international network, including suspending flights to Bangkok and reducing flights from Australia to Vietnam and Japan by almost half. Jetstar’s daily Gold Coast to Seoul flight was suspended last week.

(See table below for more detail of international network changes.)

Domestically, Qantas and Jetstar capacity reductions will be increased from 3 per cent to 5 per cent[1] through to mid-September 2020, in line with broader economic conditions.
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Old 10th March 2020, 10:50 AM
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So the question is where do you park 8 X A380's? Blue Emu can take one or 2? Oh sorry that Boeing......
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Old 10th March 2020, 11:25 AM
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Alice?
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Old 10th March 2020, 11:35 AM
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So, if you're booked and have to travel, what's the best ways to stay as safe as possible?

And are airlines liable for passengers affected by Coronavirus on their flights?
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Old 10th March 2020, 06:09 PM
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I’ve no idea re airline liabilities , however , all you can do to minimise your risk when flying is to take the advise which is well published , and that is to if possible choose a window seat , use sanitiser on all surfaces and hand hygiene is paramount .
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Whats the go with flights syd-sin-lhr re-routing, i'm on qf81 then qf1 to lhr then qf2 all the way home, this is in november/december though?
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The current changes are only in place till September at this stage
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You can see why when

Qantas flight from Hong Kong to Sydney last night (A333): 7 in business class, 32 in economy - load factor: 13%
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